Saturday, April 11, 2009

52 Week Challenge - Brenda (Owlsrook)

Completed Moc Croc Socks - knit using Knit Pick's Imagination Yarn - color is "Munchkin", I did these two at once on one 32" Knit Pick's Circular Needle size 2.25mm. They took 330 yards of yarn for the pair.

Cast-on/progress photo was posted on April 6th.

This is the only project I've done so far for April, but I think I will cast on for a new lace scarf tomorrow.

Brenda in Alberta

52 Week Challange - Debbie (Grandma 07)

Here they are, my first finished colorwork socks, and my finished project for April. The pattern is from Sock Madness 3 on Ravelry and I used 2 colors of Panda Silk. The colorwork was intimidating to start, but once I got the hang of it, these were a lot of fun to knit. Oh, and I finished in time to move on to the next round :)

Friday, April 10, 2009

another project cast on!

I needed a change of pace from socks, so I cast on a skinny version of the Brooklyn Tweed Noro Striped Scarf:

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Thursday, April 9, 2009

All done

Okay, I used 334 yards of patons classic wool to finish my first pair of socks for warm woolies. I finished them yesterday. They were a pleasure to knit up and pair number 2 are on the needles!

2 pair of socks started

The Green Goddess pattern by Nancy Whitman fascinates me the way it spirals and makes such an interesting design. Clearly written and a joy to knit. This is Patonyle cream yarn that I dyed in the crock pot with Wilton's teal frosting dye and a splash here and there of some bottled grocery store blue food coloring for a bit of variety since I have so much of this yarn dyed in the teal.
If you want her patterns or some of her yarns, you can contact her on ravelry while her website is broken.
I hope to finish this pair in April, as well as another pair in more of this yarn I've started at the same time, Pothos by Lorri Romesberg. I saw it when Debi posted it and joined the Six Sox KAL for the pattern. I really like the leaves in this pattern and the way they stand out in the reverse stockinette.

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

progress post

My April project is progressing nicely; I have already finished the first sock:

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This is the Sampler Sock pattern from

Mini Mochi socks

There is a little story behind this pair of socks. I purchased the Mini Mochi as a birthday gift for myself. Two balls... and in The Netherlands the Mini Mochi was totally sold out. Ugh! Little Knits had them available, so I was happy.

My plan was though to make a set of wristwarmers for me. I did cast on the regular 48 st that I needed for my hand... but in the end it turned out too small. But I did like the little pattern that was in it and turned them into socks for Wietse. I was pleasantly surprised by the flow of colours though... but in the second sock it was interrupted (2 knots). The effect though is fun to see and Wietse loves his new and comfortably warm socks! 2/3 of one ball is used to create this pair.

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

52 Week Challange - Debbie (Grandma 07)

This is my cast on for April. The yarn is Panda Silk in a print and a solid. My first sock had to be ripped back to the ribbing because I knit it too tightly, but this one is doing much better. The pattern is from the Sock Madness group on Ravelry. Now if I can just finish before my division fills up!

Ok Starting an April project... BUT

I bought the yarn and the new needles. I INTEND on knitting two socks at once on one needle.

So far this is what I've accomplished...


Monday, April 6, 2009

52 Week Challenge - Warm Woolies Start

Here's my April start....a pair of warm wool socks to go to warm woolies. I haven't had time to comment like I like to.......but I'm seeing some great stuff. Thanks for the motivation!!!

52 Week Challenge - Brenda (Owlsrook)

First April Project Started: Moc-Croc Socks being knit with Knit Picks Imagination Yarn in Munchkin Colorway. Using Knit Picks 2.25mm, 32 inch Circular Needles, 60 Stitches, two at a time.

52 week- April

Hi, here is the start of April. Two hats and two traveling scarves. The hats will be for April (the scarves won't finish until I don't know July? Just marking progress for the start. The first Noro hat (gray and green) is the Rook pattern using Kuryeon. Added a different edging to it 109 yds.! The purple and pink hat is Phannie is so cute (but, I need to rip back about 4 rows boo,hoo.) Jumping in the pond early this month! The two traveling scarves are started progress on one will show progress on the other at the end (same yarn as start.) Then tons of 5" on 18 other scarves, whee. Will complete the KAL around July or August. OTN Grace Lace hat, two pairs of socks andmore dishclothes for a wedding set.

Sunday, April 5, 2009

Sock Madness 2

I present my Tokena Socks.

Not the prettiest picture but, taken at 3:30 am what can one expect. I finish these yesterday/this morning whatever one calls that time of day when you have not been to bed. The socks have to have a photo on an adult pair of feet for an entry that is the reason for the pose. First time doing Fair Isle. Not sure I want to try again in the near future.
I had forgotten I needed a progress picture. So here it is.

Wietse's sweater is ready

I started this one in March and posted a progress picture around the 13rd of March.

It came ready yesterday... Wietse's sweater. This time I found the needles a bit harder to deal with - a set of single pointed needles known as Takumi (US 6 / 4.25 mm)

I had 2.5 ball of Cascade 220 left, after using the rest a while back for the Groninger Blanket. Just enough so it seemed for a sweater in his size. (86-92 cm)

550 yards of Cascade 220 - enough to get an A for April! LOL!
He likes it... and it is looking so comfortable on him!

tesserae socks completed for April

I really enjoyed knitting this easy pattern and Fred has already asked for another pair based on wearing them while he was walking around the house collecting corgi hair on them. I tried to get most of it off for the photo, but you'd never know. :) This used an extra 5 grams of Cascade Heritage paints in another colorway for the toe. Size large calls for 450 yards and the skein had 437 listed so I believe at least 450 is correct if not more. I do recommend this pattern. It has enough interest while knitting, but easy to do watching a mystery. Typical of Anne Hanson's knitspot patterns, it is clearly written and logical.